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Encyclopedia > Message in a Bottle (song)
“Message in a Bottle”
“Message in a Bottle” cover
Single by The Police
from the album Reggatta de Blanc
Released 1979
Format 7" single
Recorded 1979
Genre New Wave
Length 4:51
Label A&M - AMS 7474
Writer(s) Sting
Producer Stewart Copeland
Sting
Andy Summers
The Police singles chronology
"Can't Stand Losing You"
(1979)
"Message in a Bottle"
(1979)
"Walking on the Moon"
(1979)
Audio sample
Info (help· info)

"Message in a Bottle" is a 1979 song by The Police, from their second album, Reggatta de Blanc. Image File history File links Messageinabottle. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... New Wave was a music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... A&M redirects here. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Sting circa 1987 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), best known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician and formerly bassist and lead singer of The Police. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... This article is about the musician. ... Andy Summers (born Andrew James Somers 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Alternate cover Cant Stand Losing You is a song by rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... On July 20, 1969 man first walked on the moon (see the Apollo 11 mission. ... Image File history File links Message_in_a_Bottle_by_The_Police. ... Image File history File links Message_in_a_Bottle_by_The_Police. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ...


The song is ostensibly about a castaway on an island, who sends out a message in a bottle to seek help. A year later, he feels that there is no need for love. Later on, he sees "a hundred billion bottles" on the shore, finding out that there are more people like him out there. U.S. merchant seamen try to revive a shipwrecked Filipino fisherman rescued in the South China Sea. ... For other uses, see Message in a bottle (disambiguation). ...


"Message in a Bottle" may also be read as a lament of isolation and loneliness caused by the loss of a loved one ("love can break your heart"): he seeks help but gets no reply, then realizes that there are many more people out there like him, suggesting that everyone has to deal with loss and loneliness as part of the human experience. The island and the bottle are metaphors; by reaching out, the protagonist discovers he is not alone, and that other people share his feelings of alienation.[citation needed]


The single was The Police's first number one hit in the United Kingdom, but only reached #74 in the United States. An alternate "Classic Rock" mix is available on Every Breath You Take: The Singles. Every Breath You Take: The Singles is The Polices greatest hits album, released in 1986. ...

Contents

Cover versions

Sting performed "Message in a Bottle" with No Doubt during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVII. No Doubt and Incubus regularly play the song live on tour. The Jokes on You is the second album by Excel, released in 1989. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The login screen from M*U*S*H, the centre of development for PennMUSH. A MUSH (sometimes said to be an abbreviation for Multi-User Shared Hack, Habitat, Holodeck, or Hallucination, though these are backronyms) is a text-based online social medium to which multiple users are connected at the... Leatherface, named after the Texas Chainsaw Massacre villain, is a relatively obscure but critically acclaimed British punk band fronted by Frankie Stubbs. ... The Burning Red is the third album by heavy metal band, Machine Head. ... The machine heads on a Squier Stratocaster electric guitar. ... Any Given Thursday is a live album/DVD by John Mayer, recorded in Birmingham, Alabama on September 12, 2002 during the Room for Squares tour. ... For other persons named John Mayer, see John Mayer (disambiguation). ... Matisyahu (born Matthew Paul Miller, June 30, 1979) is an American reggae musician. ... Sander van Doorn (born Sander Ketelaars on February 28, 1979 in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands) is a Dutch techno/trance music DJ and producer. ... For other persons named John Mayer, see John Mayer (disambiguation). ... Taking Back Sunday is a band from Amityville, New York, Long Island, New York. ... For other uses, see No Doubt (disambiguation). ... Incubus can refer to: Incubus (demon), a demon said to rape women while they slept Incubus (band), an American alternative rock band. ... Ten Masked Men are a British Death Metal covers band who specialize in destroying pop classics. ... Set Your Goals is a San Francisco based punk rock band with hardcore influences. ... Dave Matthews Band (also known by the acronym DMB) is a United States-based alternative rock band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991 by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dave Matthews. ... This article is about the musician. ... For other uses, see No Doubt (disambiguation). ... Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion (God Bless America) Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo... Incubus is a five-piece American alternative rock band based out of Calabasas, California. ...


Jack's Mannequin performed this song during their West Coast Winter Tour in 2007. Jacks Mannequin is a piano rock band from Orange County, California. ...


The song is featured as a playable cover track in the video game Guitar Hero II for the PS2 and Xbox 360. It will be a single downloadable track for Rock Band for the Xbox 360 and PS3 as the master track version. In the March issue of the Official Xbox Magazine, an advertisement displayed the release date of the download: March 18, 2008. Harmonix decided to not release the track on that date, and its new release date is April 15, 2008. GH2 redirects here. ... This article is about the type of musical group. ...


30 Seconds to Mars has made a cover of the song on AOL Sessions Under Cover, where musicians cover classic songs. It can be seen on AOL Music. For other uses, see AOL (disambiguation). ... Screenshot of AOL.com AOL LLC (formerly America Online, Inc. ...


Message in a Bottle is the closing song of the documentary film "Bring on the Night", which documents the forming of Sting's first band after going solo. Sting performs the song as the encore of the Paris concert that is featured throughout of the film. The song is performed as a solo number with Sting accompanying himself on a six-string, white, electric, Fender Stratocaster.


Charlotte Church and Nerina Pallot performed the song live on The Charlotte Church Show. Charlotte Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed on February 21, 1986) is a Welsh singer and television presenter who rose to international fame in childhood as a popular classical singer with a precociously mature dramatic operatic voice, in particular in its tonal qualities. ... Nerina Natasha Georgina Pallot (born April 26, 1975) is a BRIT Award nominated British Singer Songwriter. ... The Charlotte Church Show is an entertainment television show presented by Welsh singer Charlotte Church broadcast each Friday on Channel 4 from September 1, 2006. ...


The Police reformed at Live Earth, a 2007 charity concert to raise awareness of global warming and other environmental hazards and performed "Message in a Bottle" as the US finale, with John Mayer playing guitar with Andy Summers (who described the track as a personal favourite in his book One Train Later) and Kanye West performing a rap verse over the chorus of the song. Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on 7 July 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ...


Legacy

The popular Canadian teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation, which is known for naming each episode after an '80s hit song, named an episode after this song. The episode faced the issue of teenage drinking. Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian television series, which follows the lives of a group of high school students. ...


Track listing

7": A&M / AMS 7474

  1. "Message in a Bottle" (Edit) - 3:50
  2. "Landlord" - 3:09

Personnel

This article is about the musician. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... The fretless guitar is a guitar without frets. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Side and front views of a modern double bass with a French bow. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A backup vocalist or background singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... Andy Summers (born Andrew James Somers 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... For other uses, see Drum (disambiguation). ... Percussion redirects here. ...

References

Preceded by
"Cars" by Gary Numan
UK number one single
September 29, 1979
Succeeded by
"Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... Audio sample Info (help· info) Cars is a 1979 song by Gary Numan, released as a single from the album The Pleasure Principle. ... For the video game programmer Garry Newman, see Garrys Mod. ... This is a list of the number one hits in the UK Singles Chart, from its inception in 1952 to the present. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Video Killed the Radio Star is a New Wave song released in 1979 by the British group Buggles that celebrates the golden days of radio. ... Buggles (the official version of the band name, used on their albums, singles, and publicity material, omits the prefix The) were a New Wave band formed in 1977 consisting of Trevor Horn, born 1949 in Durham (bass guitar, guitar, percussion, and vocals), Geoff Downes, born 1952 in Stockport, Cheshire (percussion... This article is about the rock band. ... This article is about the musician. ... Andy Summers (born Andrew James Somers 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... Henry Padovani (b. ... Outlandos dAmour is the debut album by The Police, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Ghost in the Machine” redirects here. ... Synchronicity is the fifth album by The Police, released in 1983. ... Fallout may refer to Nuclear fallout Fallout (computer game) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For the song Roxanne, Roxanne by U.T.F.O. and the rejoinders including Roxannes Revenge by Roxanne Shanté, see Roxanne Wars Roxanne is a hit song by the rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... Alternate cover Cant Stand Losing You is a song by rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... So Lonely is a song written and produced by American singer Mariah Carey and producer Rodney Jerkins. ... On July 20, 1969 man first walked on the moon (see the Apollo 11 mission. ... Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by The Police, released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). ... Dont Stand So Close to Me is a famous 1980 song and hit single by the British pop group The Police. ... De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da is a song by The Police, released as a single in October 1980. ... Invisible Sun is a hit single by rock group The Police, released in 1981. ... Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic is a hit single by British rock group The Police. ... Spirits in the Material World is a song by new wave trio The Police, written by Sting. ... Every Breath You Take is a song written by Sting and originally performed by The Police. ... Wrapped Around Your Finger is the second UK single from The Polices 1983 album Synchronicity. ... Synchronicity II is a name of a song by The Police. ... King of Pain is a song by The Police, originally released on their 1983 album Synchronicity. ... Dont Stand So Close to Me is a famous 1980 song and hit single by the British pop group The Police. ... Every Breath You Take: The Singles is The Polices greatest hits album, released in 1986. ... Roxanne – 3:12 Cant Stand Losing You – 2:48 So Lonely - 4:48 Message in a Bottle – 4:49 Walking on the Moon – 5:01 The Beds Too Big Without You - 4:24 Dont Stand So Close to Me – 4:02 De Do Do Do, De Da... Every Breath You Take: The Singles is The Polices greatest hits album, released in 1986. ... Live was an album by The Police, released in 1995. ... The Very Best of Sting & The Police is the second compilation album issued by Sting. ... The Police is a self-titled greatest hits compilation released by The Police on June 5, 2007 to accompany their reunion tour. ... This page includes the concert tours by The Police. ... The Police Around the World Tour is a 1977-1980 concert tour by The Police, making it their first International Tour. ... The Police Zenyattà Mondatta Tour is a 1980-1981 concert tour by The Police. ... The Police Ghost in the Machine Tour is a 1981-1982 concert tour by The Police. ... The Police Synchronicity Tour is a 1983-1984 concert tour by The Police. ... A Conspiracy of Hope was a short tour of six benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International that took place in the United States during June 1986. ... The Police Reunion Tour is a 2007-2008 concert tour by The Police, marking the 30th anniversary of their beginnings. ...

 
 

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